Office of the President Staff

Janeen Stewart

Executive Administrator for the President’s Office and Secretary to the Board of Regents

Joy Skinner

Administrative Assistant to the President

The Wartburg College Board of Regents works with the college president to provide fiduciary leadership for the college and is guided by the mission of the institution. The board is comprised of the following members:

Mike McCoy
Chairman of the Board
Waverly, IA
Retired Executive VP and CFO
Hormel Foods Corporation

Dr. Ann Adams Bullock
Vice Chair of the Board
Chair, Academic Affairs Committee
Elon, NC
Dean, Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education, and Professor of Education
Elon University

Sharon Corrigan ’80
Vice Chair of the Board
Chair, Student Recruitment Committee
Bluffton, SC
Marketing/Assistant Loan Officer/Processor
Nationwide Mortgage Bankers, Inc.
Retired Jaguar Land Rover Auto Executive

Dr. Delford Doherty ’06
Vice Chair of the Board
Chair, Audit Committee

Houston, TX
Prodigy Care Services

Barbara Gamez ’98
Vice Chair of the Board
Chair, Student Life Committee

Rochester, MN
Laboratory Services and Partnership Development Director
Mayo Clinic

Mark Hanawalt
Vice Chair of the Board
Chair, Business and Finance Committee

Waverly, IA
Retired President
United Equipment Accessories, Inc.

Rachel Riensche ’80
Vice Chair of the Board
Chair, Governance Committee

Andrea Westmeyer ’89
Vice Chair of the Board
Chair, Institutional Advancement Committee
Urbandale, IA
CEO/Measurement Mojo
CEO/Epiphany Project
Executive Producer & Host/Living Essence

Ruth Bahe-Jachna ’80
Chair, Retirement Plan Subcommittee
Chicago, IL

Dr. Kerri Blobaum ‘94
Livermore, CA
Materials Scientist
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Felecia Boone ‘93 (’23 MA)
Minneapolis, MN
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant
Hennepin County, MN

Jim Buchheim ‘85
Co-Chair, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force
De Forest, WI
Retired Insurance Executive
American Family Insurance

Amy Kilgus Chamley
Champaign, IL
Professor and Program Director
Parkland College

Jen Bye Christy ’95
Alumni Board President-Elect
Johnston, IA
Strategic Portfolio/Program Manager
Principal Financial Group

The Rev. Amy Current
Dubuque, IA
Southeastern Iowa Synod-ELCA

Dr. Rebecca Ehretsman 
Waverly, IA 
Wartburg College

Alicia Faust ‘12
Alumni Board President
Cedar Rapids, IA
Executive Director
Willis Dady Homeless Services

Dr. Marilyn Flachman ’60 
Westminster, CO  
Retired Librarian

The Rev. Dr. Sherman Hicks 
Co-Chair, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force
Chicago, IL  
Retired ELCA Director

Tammy Jackson ’83
Carol Stream, IL
Senior Director, Ministries with Diverse Communities and Cultures

The Rev. Kevin Jones
Mason City, IA
Northeastern Iowa Synod-ELCA

Kirk Kleckner ’81
Retired, Founder/President, Principal

Jim Loveridge ’69 
Brookfield, WI
Retired Insurance Executive 

Mike Mallaro
Executive Chair of the Board
VGM Group Inc.

Liz Mathis
Hiawatha, IA
Retired Nonprofit Executive and State Senator

Steve Meirink ’99
Inver Grove Heights, MN
CEO, Financial & Corporate Compliance and Member, Global Executive Leadership Team
Wolters Kluwer

Mike Murphy ’89
Ankeny, IA
Powerhouse Retail Services

Matthew Petersen ’06
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Greg Schmitz, Ph.D. ’83
Chair, Investment Subcommittee
New Hartford, IA
CVT Group

Ben Shanno ‘04
Virginia Beach, VA
Vice President/General Merchandise Manager
Family Dollar

Gordon Sween ’89
Dorsata, Inc.
GTS Consulting LLC

Mission Statement

Wartburg College is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning.

Vision Statement

Wartburg College is called to be the leading institution in education of the whole person. Together, we create an inclusive community combining diverse curricular and co-curricular experiences to prepare students to be resilient leaders of positive change through service in a complex world.

Wartburg currently engages the expertise of more than 200 alumni and friends through the work of 12 national advisory boards. NABs assist academic departments and various programs by playing an integral role in reviewing progress toward goals and making recommendations for future planning. This is achieved through the advice, advocacy, goodwill, and financial support of advisory board members. Each advisory board is chaired by an alumni or friend and facilitated by a member of the faculty or staff. The Executive Administrator for the President’s Office serves as National Advisory Board Coordinator. Members serve three-year terms on the following advisory boards:

  • Athletics (2006)
  • Archives of Iowa Broadcasting (2004)
  • Business Administration (2001)
  • Diversity (2004)
  • Engineering Science (2010)
  • German Institute (2014)
  • Journalism and Communication (2001)
  • Leadership (2002)
  • Library (2004)
  • Pathways Center (2001)
  • Social Work (2001)
  • Wartburg West (2009)

The President’s Advisory Council is a group of alumni and friends of the college who:

  • Share a commitment to the college’s mission
  • Invest time, talent, and resources in helping the college to achieve its strategic goals
  • Help to expand the College’s circle of friends, without bearing fundraising obligations
  • Offer the president their best advice, unencumbered by fiduciary responsibility.

The Council gathers once or twice a year to:

  • Review and strengthen long-range planning efforts
  • Bring insights from individual work/life environments and experiences
  • Call the college’s attention to potentially helpful new friends and prospects
  • Assist with other tasks appropriate to their circumstances and interests.

The group’s function is advisory in role and scope. Members serve three-year terms and represent a wide range of expertise and disciplines.

Kerry Boysen ’95
Corvallis, OR
Physical Therapist/Owner
Restore Physical Therapy

Mike Byl
Waverly, IA
The ACCEL Group

Dr. Nathan Fredrick ’93
Peoria, IL
Medical Director of Emergency Room
Unity Point Health

Erica Gallant ’99
Onalaska, WI
Chiller Systems Engineer
Ingersoll Rand

Jeremiah Harris ’11
Minneapolis, MN
Equity Director
Hiawatha Academies

Bailey Jenson ’15
West Des Moines, IA
Actuarial Senior Specialist
Nationwide Insurance

Gene Leonhart
Denver, IA
Retired President
Cardinal Construction, Inc.

Matt McNamara ’02
Waukee, IA
Manager, Global Strategic Planning
John Deere Financial

Ruth Meyer ’82
West Des Moines, IA
Chief Financial Officer
G&M Property Management
Divine Access

Abhay Nadipuram ’10
Des Moines, IA
Chief Legal Officer
Iowa Hospital Association

Rod Schrader
Long Grove, IL
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Komatsu America Corp.

Kim Schrader
Long Grove, IL

Dr. Carla Schulz ’82
Marion, IA
Medical Director of Inpatient
Rehabilitation Unit
Mercy Medical Center

Steve Simpson
Holmes Beach, FL
Retired Executive
McDonald’s Corp.

Kim Simpson ’88
Holmes Beach, FL
Retired Fashion Consultant
Cabi Consultants

Dr. Jill Stein ’06
North Liberty, IA
Pharmacy Program Manager
University of Iowa Hospital – Oncology Pharmacy

Gordon Sween ’89
Minneapolis, MN
President and Chief Operating Officer
Dorsata, Inc.

Gary Walljasper ’85
Johnston, IA
Partner/Leadership and Executive Coach
Your Leadership Group

Chris (Topher) Warmanen ’95
San Diego, CA
Senior Vice President/Creative Director
Leo Burnett Worldwide, Inc.

Senior Leadership Team

Debora Johnson-Ross

Vice President of Academic Affairs / Dean of the Faculty

Greg Kneser

Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Scott Leisinger

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Rich Seggerman

Vice President for Finance & Administration

Rick Willis

Vice President for Student Recruitment